Early years settings have to have policies and procedures to safeguard children from harm and danger. Examples of these are:
Accident and injury procedure
Arrival and departure procedure
Behaviour management policy
E3: Describe how the policies and procedures will help safeguard children
Arrival and departure procedures help to safeguard children because it means people can't just walk into the placement and get to the children. Parents and carers must ring the door bell for the room the child they are collecting is in and the staff come out to meet them and identify them. If the member of staff doesn't know the person collecting the child, they cannot allow them to take the child. If a new person is collecting the child, the child's primary carer should inform the nursery and, usually, a password is used to ensure they are the right person to be collecting that child.
E4: Describe how the policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive strategies
Behaviour policies are put in place to ensure that all children and their parents understand the standard of behaviour they expect at the setting. They are fair, just and inclusive because they apply to all children. Behaviour policies usually revolve around disruption to other children's learning and well-being at the fault of another child. Education Observed 5 (1987) said that "Good behaviour is a necessary condition for effective teaching to take place." This means that creating a relaxed, happy, calm environment for children to play, learn and develop in is done by all children co-operating to behave in an appropriate manner.